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Dec 27, 2018 In The News
Northwest Asian Weekly
With the Chinese American WWII Veteran Congressional Gold Medal Act now being signed into law, let freedom ring for all. This is a wonderful holiday gift to the Chinese American community. The president’s signature on this bill on Dec. 20 reaffirms this administration’s recognition of the contributions that people of color make in protecting our nation.
Dec 19, 2018 In The News
The measure, which would apply retroactively to the beginning of this year, would make civilian federal employees returning from overseas eligible for a tax exclusion like that applying to military personnel. It also would make newly hired and retiring employees eligible for the reimbursement.
Dec 2, 2018 In The News
Legislation by Reps. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., and Denny Heck, D-Wash., would block federal regulators from issuing enforcement actions against financial institutions banking marijuana businesses in states where it is legal. Companion legislation has also been introduced in the Senate. That plan has also been backed by the Independent Community Bankers of America. There’s “a real opportunity” next term to move legislation offering a pot safe harbor for banks, Perlmutter recently told Politico.
Nov 28, 2018 In The News
The Wall Street Journal
Congress has often failed to guard its constitutional authority over foreign trade, and Duffy-Heck is a modest re-assertion. President Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin haven’t objected to Duffy-Heck, and Senate Republicans shouldn’t scuttle what could be one of this Congress’s better achievements.
Nov 27, 2018 In The News
"We now have, I think, close to a majority of the nation's population that lives in states where some form of access to marijuana is legal," Heck said. "The businesses that either grow it or process it or retail it are operating under this terrible cloud because banks and credit unions aren't quite sure what the federal regulators will do to them if they provide those services."
Nov 5, 2018 In The News
The Puyallup Herald
Sunday’s Veterans Day marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, and organizations across the nation will be honoring it in a special way. “There’s a national campaign to have bells in the community ring at 11 (a.m.),” Puyallup Historical Society president Andy Anderson said.
Oct 18, 2018 In The News
Anyone expecting subpoenas to fly upon Democrats regaining control of the committee will be disappointed, Democratic members told me this week. “There will be some decision making regarding a more selective examination” of certain areas of the investigation, Democratic Representative Denny Heck of Washington told me. “But that’s a different thing from opening the whole investigation again.”
Oct 15, 2018 In The News
American Lake is in Rep. Denny Heck’s congressional district. The Democrat said he has heard the problems that have plagued the V.A. are getting better. “But not at the pace that’s necessary or appropriate,” said Heck, who said veterans most often complain about difficulty getting prescriptions filled.
Oct 15, 2018 In The News
Dozens of Republican and Democratic lawmakers are clamoring to join the House Intelligence Committee next year — for a chance to be part of a panel at the vanguard of the partisan brawl over Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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